Question of the Week: Why do some Jews wear black hats and coats?

Q: Why do some Jews wear black hats and coats? A: Click  here for the answer. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter as a forum for you to ask these questions. We want to share your questions anonymously within the framework of our newsletter where religious leaders… Read More

Question of the Week: Why do Jews eat foods cooked in oil on Chanukah?

Q: Why do Jews eat foods cooked in oil on Chanukah? A: Click here for the answer. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter as a forum for you to ask these questions. We want to share your questions anonymously within the framework of our newsletter where religious… Read More

Question of the week: Why do Jews fast on Yom Kippur?

Q: Why do Jews fast on Yom Kippur? A: Click  here for the answer. The IFLC would like to help foster our understanding of one another by using our newsletter as a forum for you to ask these questions. We want to share your questions anonymously within the framework of our newsletter where religious leaders… Read More

Can Jews Marry Non-Jews?

Interfaith marriage in Judaism has historically been looked upon with very strong disfavor by most Jewish faith leaders, and today continues to be very controversial. The Reform, Reconstructionist and Progressive Jewish movements have no firm prohibition against intermarriage, and are willing to officiate at interfaith marriages. Non-Jewish spouses are not necessarily encouraged to convert to… Read More